Carnegie Mellon University

Meagan Mauter

Meagan S. Mauter

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Mauter researches novel water treatment technologies and their application in the energy and agricultural sectors. Areas of expertise include treatment of high salinity produced water from unconventional resource extraction and carbon storage operations, water treatment at coal and gas fired power plants, and selective ion removal for agricultural water reuse.


Recent Publications

  1. Gingerich, D.B; Sun X.; Behrer, A.P.; Azevedo, I.M.L; Mauter, M.S.*, Spatially Resolved Air-Water Emissions Tradeoffs Improve Regulatory Impact Analyses for Electricity Generation, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 2017.
  2. Behrer, A.P.; Mauter, M.S.*, Allocating Damage Compensation in a Federalist System: Lessons from Spatially Resolved Air Emissions in the Marcellus, Environmental Science & Technology, 2017.
  3. Bartholomew T.V.; Mauter, M.S.*, Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Minimizing Cost and Environmental Impact in Shale Gas Water and Wastewater Management, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2016.
  4. Welle P.D.; Mauter, M.S.*, High Resolution Model for Estimating Economic and Policy Implications of Agricultural Soil Salinization in California, Environmental Research Letters, 2017.
  5. Welle P.D., Medellin-Azuara, J; Viers, J.; Mauter, M.S.*, Economic and Policy Drivers of Agricultural Water Desalination in California’s Central Valley, Agricultural Water Management, 2017.

Meagan Mauter, Associate Professor in the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, discusses how to use waste heat at power facilities to reduce energy usage in water desalination.